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    Wantilan - Luau & Brunch

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Location

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Selections

Suckling pig, catch of the day, chicken teriyaki, chicken fingers, mac and cheese, pizza, dessert buffet.

Entrée Range

Buffet $63 adults; $35 children ages 3–11. (Prices include gratuity for everyone, and mai tais, wine, and beer for guests age 21 and older.)

Summary

This is a fun diversion and a change of scenery from the other restaurants on Universal property. Though dinner is a bit expensive, it’s the best food of any luau show in the area, and the entertainment is more energetic than Disney’s Spirit of Aloha. Premium Seating gets you a souvenir tiki mug and a reserved table near the middle of the room for an extra $10.65 per adult ($5.33 per kid), while Priority Seating (for another $10.65 per person on top of Premium) guarantees seats up front. The check-in process can take a while, so send the rest of your party to watch the preshow on the nearby lawn while one member waits in line, but be sure to line up by the open-air venue’s entrance before seating starts to get first crack at the buffet. The culinary star of the show is the roast pork, and the seared ahi tuna salad and cedar-plank roasted salmon are also excellent, but the bottomless mai tais are overpoweringly sweet. Food (with musical accompaniment) is served until 7:15 p.m., with the main show cranking up at 7. The hour-long entertainment features grass-skirted dancers paying tribute to the traditions of Hawaiian, Maori, and Tahitian cultures, climaxing in a dazzling display of fire twirling.

Setting and Atmosphere

Typical luau setting with tiki torches and wooden tables.

House Specialties

Buffet includes pit-roasted suckling pig with spiced rum– soaked pineapple purée; Pacific catch of the day; Hawaiian chicken teriyaki; fire-grilled beef with mushrooms; and chicken fingers, mac and cheese, PB&J, and pizza for kids. Dessert buffet has white chocolate mousse shots, passion fruit crème brûlée, and Kona coffee tarts.

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